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Management and Leadership

Course Code: DML5

Level: 5
Subject area: Business, Management & HR
Awarding body: OCR
Qualification: Diploma
Course type: Part-time
Duration: One year
When you'll study: No College attendance is required to complete this course.

About the course

The aim of this NVQ is to:

  • develop/expand your understanding of management and leadership
  • develop your skills and competence in management and leadership
  • prepare you for employment in a management and leadership role
  • develop your skills and competence in the workplace
  • continue your professional development.

On successful achievement of the NVQ you will achieve a high quality, nationally recognised qualification.

What you'll learn

To achieve the NVQ you must complete a minimum of 53 credits. This will consist of the following mandatory units:

  • contribute to the development of a strategic plan
  • design business processes
  • manage strategic change
  • provide leadership and management.

In addition, you will be able to select from a wide range of optional units appropriate to your specific job role, for example: establish business risk management problems, manage product/service development, develop and maintain professional networks.

You will achieve the course thorough distance learning with the support of an assessor who will carry out regular assessment visits and reviews.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements. However, you will need to have a good level of English and also be in a job role operating at a management strategic level to enable you to achieve the specified level and criteria of the qualification.


Your portfolio (e-portfolio) of evidence will be demonstrated through a range of on-the-job assessment methods, including observation, professional discussion, reflective statements, witness testimonies, oral questions, research/self-study, written questions and distance learning.

What's next?

Upon successful completion you may be able to progress to the Business Management Foundation Degree at the College.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2020/21 (August 2020 – July 2021). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2021/22.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)

Although we’re not yet able to confirm the start date for this course, applications are now welcome, just complete an Expression of Interest form.